Steps To Change Out A Pool Light

Has your pool light burned out? Are you looking for a company to help change it out? First and foremost, let’s be honest anytime you have water and electricity you need to be careful about what you are doing and take all necessary precautions. With that said, you can either hire a professional or choose to do it yourself. At Weber Pools, we are concerned about your safety and that is why we decided to write this blog post because doing it wrong can be costly. The following is a step by step guide on how you can change out the light and what supplies you will need.

Supplies Needed

  • Screwdriver
  • Several Dry Towels
  • Replacement Pool Light Bulb
  • Replacement Lens Gasket (we recommend always changing out the gasket when needed)

Suggested Tips

  • Remember to first turn/cut off all the power to your pool before you begin. Do this by locating your electrical panel and turning off the power to the pool.
  • Drain the pool a little to be able to comfortably reach the light.
  • Try to determine the type of light you need before you begin. If you can’t, you may have to remove the light and then take it with you to the pool store to find the correct replacement. At this point, you can choose to use the same light or switch to an LED for extended life.
  • If you are not sure that the power has been properly shut off, be sure you test the electrical with your circuit tester (if you have one) before you continue. If you don’t have a circuit tester or a way to test electrical activity try to borrow one but if you can’t do that, we would highly recommend hiring a professional.

Steps on How To Change Out The Light

  1. Turn off all power
  2. Remove the single screw on the light fixture
  3. Remove the light fixture out of the light casing. You might need a flat head screwdriver to help.
  4. Pull light fixture all the way up and onto the decking. There should be more than enough cord for you to do this.
  5. Pry lens off of the fixture. Older lights might have screws
  6. Replace the old bulb with the new one. Make sure to dry the inside of the casing before you close it up.
  7. Turn on power to check if the light works before you replace it back into the pool
  8. Turn the power back off
  9. Replace the lens and reassemble the fixture
  10. Replace all screws and lock on tabs
  11. Test for leaks by submerging light assembly in the pool for a few minutes
  12. Replace light back into light niche and screw in all screws
  13. Turn back on electricity and check the light for operation one more time

Ultimately, changing a pool light isn’t extremely hard but we want you to be careful if you decide to take on this task.

If you should have any questions or if you want to learn more about our Dallas pool service, please contact us today!